Merriment Tree.

I wanted to join in with the CAS Mix Up Challenge again this month, which is Oxidized Metal.

This calls for Silver foil card stock, of which I have none of course. But you an use tin foil, and I was saying to myself, been there done that.

I do however have Gold Metallic card stock so I decided why not! As my friend Ann says, its just a piece of paper!

For my card I am using an old Christmas Tree die that has been discontinued, but it is still my favourite tree die. Any tree die can be used for this technique.

To start my card, on Neenah cardstock I did some smooshing using Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the panel with my Wonky Rectangle die.

I then heat embossed a few snowflakes using white embossing powder around where the tree would be and above where I wanted the sentiment, then attached the panel to my card base and stamped the sentiment.

I followed the instructions given in this tutorial, but I used Color Burst pigment for colour, and clear embossing powder. I also used a fixative to the finished tree to ensure the colour.

The tree is difficult to capture, but I very much like the end result which is so interesting.

Many thanks for visiting today. I have provided Affiliate Links below to the products that I have used for today’s card, and I thank the CAS Mix Up Group for the inspiration.

  1. Your tree is fabulous Kia and I love that you used different products to achieve the end result. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month.

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Kia! Love your gorgeous artsy smooshed background with the white embossed snowflakes. It’s the tree that’s the star. Gorgeous results that looks like lots of texture. It definitely looks like it’s oxidized. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. This tree is gorgeous, Kia, and the background is perfect for showing it off! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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